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Post by greydominion » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:03 am

It's officially shippping today! Some teaser videos are in this playlist:

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Post by stgumball_pity » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:56 am

I'll be picking one of these up within a few months. I also look forward to more videos showcasing the capabilities!

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Post by jah_vengeance » Sat May 28, 2016 4:19 am

Bought this a week or two ago.
It's such an amazing mixer! Congratulations Koma!!!!

I was wondering about the expansion port on the back.
I don't suppose this would be for adding auxiliaries for the inputs?
That is the only thing I'm sort of missing (an aux out for each channel).

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Post by toothless_wonder » Sat May 28, 2016 4:58 am

Yep its on my never ending want list !!!

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Post by XPump » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:53 am

worth the wait!

The poltergeist draws ample current so be prepared :eek:

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Post by leoelectroid » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:38 am

Has anybody made any nice videos with the Poltergeist?
Youtube only really showing very short vids...

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Post by leoelectroid » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:41 am

Just found this


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Post by Catalyst » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:32 pm

got mine today. am I the only one who's really frustrated that you can't manually pan between outputs C+D?...

Envisage the outputs being arranged like this:
AB
CD

You have to get to D by going from C, past A->B and then from B->D.

It states on their site: "KOMA Elektronik included large Pan knobs for total control over the 360 degree range field"

In reality it's 270 degree range field. The 'origin' cv control is also only able to rotate 270 degrees...

What the hell. Am I expecting too much or missing something?

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Post by bobbcorr » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:14 am

Has anyone wired up a number of LS1 Lightstrips to control and automate panning, or used a sequencer/LFO to do the same? The more I look at this the more I begin to think it has tremendous applications for live performances and sound design.

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Post by XPump » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:12 am

I have two lightstrips-(x,y&z+gate) and a (x+ gate) but have not used them for panning ( yet).

I have experimented with quad LFOS into the Poltergeist.
(4msQLFO,WMD PDO,modcanQLFO,Batumi) sending 4 cv's
in phase sequenced "chasing the sound around" - circular panning and also just free running random panning.

I found the diy Barton quad trapezoidal works great for circular panning and it does not tie up high-end LFOs.

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My favorite patch is to send multiple melodies to VCAs that output to a beat synced Delay_w_repeats/(or long Verb) that then route to the poltergeist that has its CV input's setup for synced or random panning.

The cv's sent controlling the VCAs outputs are derived from ADSRs that are infrequently triggered .....this allows the echoes or verb tails to move around the room.

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Post by desdinova » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:12 pm

Did this ever get an expander? What's actually brought out to the header on the back?

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Post by EPTC » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:31 pm

bobbcorr wrote:LS1 Lightstrips
XPump wrote:I have two lightstrips-(x,y&z+gate) and a (x+ gate) but have not used them for panning ( yet).
Ah - COOL! - I'd never heard of these.

You mean this? http://www.sound-machines.it/product/ls1lightstrip/

Thanks for mentioning that.

Similarly, the EMW Distance Recorder might work interestingly with the Poltergeist to loop gestures for panning.
http://www.electronicmusicworks.com/eur ... order.html

(Figure you can also do this with a looper, theremin, and envelope generator)

Thanks for posting about the lightstrip. Looks great.
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Post by Miguel606 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:19 am

Hi, I was told the Poltergeist gets extremely hot, can anyone attest to how dramatic this is or was someone maybe powering it wrong? any other warnings before pulling the trigger and buying?

My other option is using a combination of qu bit synapse, a frames and two planars but i feel like the poltergeist would make more sense as far as ease of use.
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Post by Miguel606 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:21 am

Did this ever get resolved?
Catalyst wrote:got mine today. am I the only one who's really frustrated that you can't manually pan between outputs C+D?...

Envisage the outputs being arranged like this:
AB
CD

You have to get to D by going from C, past A->B and then from B->D.

It states on their site: "KOMA Elektronik included large Pan knobs for total control over the 360 degree range field"

In reality it's 270 degree range field. The 'origin' cv control is also only able to rotate 270 degrees...

What the hell. Am I expecting too much or missing something?

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Post by PapaLazarou » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:34 pm

Miguel606 wrote:Did this ever get resolved?
Catalyst wrote:got mine today. am I the only one who's really frustrated that you can't manually pan between outputs C+D?...

Envisage the outputs being arranged like this:
AB
CD

You have to get to D by going from C, past A->B and then from B->D.

It states on their site: "KOMA Elektronik included large Pan knobs for total control over the 360 degree range field"

In reality it's 270 degree range field. The 'origin' cv control is also only able to rotate 270 degrees...

What the hell. Am I expecting too much or missing something?
Wondering the same

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Post by RGB » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:21 pm

To those of you using one of these, how are you interfacing with your four speaker set up? Are you using adapters (3.5mm to XLR) or 3.5mm to TRS cables to go straight from the module to the four different speakers or are you patching into a larger external mixer that accommodates a four speaker output?

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Post by ThanosF » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:18 am

RGB wrote:To those of you using one of these, how are you interfacing with your four speaker set up? Are you using adapters (3.5mm to XLR) or 3.5mm to TRS cables to go straight from the module to the four different speakers or are you patching into a larger external mixer that accommodates a four speaker output?
I would use an external mixer with Alt outputs (or groups), just like in Mackie mixers. In this way you have 4 independent outputs that you can safely connect to your 4 speakers. I wouldn't go straight from Poltergeist to my monitors. The external mixer will take care of the levels for me.

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